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    TdF fight

    Who was fighting at the end of the telecast? My recorder cut off just as one rider swung a tire at another.

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    Da Casta (GCE/162) slapped Barredo (QST/132) with a wheel and then elbowed him. Welcome to the NHL!

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    NHL?!?!?! In the NHL they actually punch people! lol

    Anyone heard why it happened?

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    As if people don't think we look rediculous enough. Emaciated guys in spandex slapping each-other and whining like Cadel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perico
    NHL?!?!?! In the NHL they actually punch people! lol
    I think Barredo's lip was bleeding (couldn't tell for sure) after the elbow action.

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    There is a video on versus.com of just that. I can't get it to load right now though.
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

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    wow... wonder what that was about... QuickStep guy should be sent home, looks like he was the aggressor... who pulls a wheel and attacks with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandry
    As if people don't think we look rediculous enough. Emaciated guys in spandex slapping each-other and whining like Cadel.

    Hehehe, they really were ***** slappin... hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .steve
    In this video it looks like Da Casta was simply using the wheel to shield himself from Barredo who seems to be the attacker - different from the VS's angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph0enix
    In this video it looks like Da Casta was simply using the wheel to shield himself from Barredo who seems to be the attacker - different from the VS's angle.
    It's not real clear from that angle either, because some guy's head is in the way. I imagine they'll both get tossed for this.

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    Watch the beginning of the video. Barredo clearly comes swinging with the wheel and Da Casta grabs it from him.

    According to VeloNews Da Casta elbowed Barredo sometime in the last 20k and supposedly almost knocked him off his bike.
    Last edited by slimjw; 07-09-2010 at 10:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph0enix
    Barredo who seems to be the attacker
    That's an understatement. Looks like Barredo starts it by trying to club Costa over the head with his wheel! hehehe. Costa ends up taking the wheel away.

    full disclosure: I haven't seen the VS coverage yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJL
    It's not real clear from that angle either, because some guy's head is in the way. I imagine they'll both get tossed for this.
    If you look closely, Barredo started running at Da Casta with the wheel. Da Casta then grabbed it from him. Without knowing what lead to all of this and just going by the video, I'd say that only Barredo should be dq'ed.

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    Audio must be bad, I can't hear the high pitched screams that should accompany this awesome melee. ;-)

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    Okay - regardless of what happens during a race, you've gotta let it slide. We've all gotten pissed off in races before, but to have a tantrum like this... Really?? Seriously, just talk it out, or sort it out on the road.

    Seems like Barredo should certainly get a reprimand for this - He came running like a one of those crazed, bone-wielding apes from 2010: A Space Odyssey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjw
    Watch the beginning of the video. Barredo clearly comes swinging with the wheel and Da Casta grabs it from him.

    According to VeloNews Da Casta elbowed Barredo sometime in the last 20k and supposedly almost knocked him off his bike.

    +1 that is what i see too. could be wrong?

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    Phil and Paul said the UCI has a no fighting rule. You fight, you're out. No second warning.
    “You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.” – Albert Einstein

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    Frankly I love this. It's bad pub but it will increase viewership.

    It's pretty damn hilarious.

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    They both were fined and are staying in the race from what I just read.

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    It doesn't matter how tough a person is, because a cyclist will never look like they are kicking ass in a team kit, helmet and cleats... Even if they are.

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    nice wheel!

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    it doesn't really look like a real fight with their tiny upper bodies.

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